At 6:00 a.m. on August 28, 1965, Carl and Carmela Coppolino’s physician, Dr. Juliette Karow, was awakened by a phone call. Carl Coppolino tearfully described to her how he had just found his 32-year-old wife dead, seemingly from a heart attack. Dr. Karow was concerned when she arrived at the house—young women in their 30s rarely die from cardiac arrest.
Join us at the quiet end for The Love Triangle Murders. Forty-one days after his wife’s death, Carl Coppolino married Mary Gibson. Imagine the chagrin of the Coppolino’s neighbor Marjorie Farber, who had moved from New Jersey to Florida in hopes of being with Carl. Incensed by this turn of events, Marjorie went to the police and told them that she had stood by helplessly as her husband was strangled to death by Carl. And she had information to share about Carmela’s death as well!
The Crime That Never Was by Carl Coppolino, 1980.
No Deadly Drug by John MacDonald, 1968.
State v. Coppolino, Florida District Court, 1968-1970.
Tracing the Untraceable, Time.com, 5/5/1967, ret. 12/18/2023
The Trials of Dr. Coppolino by Paul Holmes, 1968.